Indoor plants are a way to purify the indoor air which is far more polluted than the outdoor air.The indoor air should be washed with water just like rain, mist,dew etc cleans outdoor air washed. Water washing air helps to eliminate and reduce air borne pollutes like dust and invisible particles. Additionally, it also reduces the increased amount of gaseous toxins, fumes and vapor.
So, you must be wondering how to wash the indoor air. Well, There are several plants that help you do it. They filter out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and help keep indoor air clean. Some of the indoor plants which can be easily found in just your neighborhood and/or nursery are Aloe Vera, Bamboo Palm, Spider Plant, Gerbera Daisy, Snake Plant, Chrysanthemum,Red edged dracaena, Weeping fig or ficus, warnech dracaena, English Ivy, Chinese Evergreen, Heart lead Philodendron, Peace lily, Spider Plant, Golden Pathos (more commonly known as money plant), a flowering shrub Azalea.
Some of these plants like Aloe Vera, Azalea, chrysanthemum are sun loving and need bright light, so they are best to be kept near the windows while others like Golden Pathos, Chinese evergreen, weeping fig do well even when kept in dark.
In addition to purifying the air, these plants also help beautify and brighten the place. Moreover the pleasant display of plants can lower blood pressure and decrease stress responses. Isn't it the best inexpensive way to decorate your home/office?